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Speech and Spoken Language: You Can't Have One Without the Other (HOPE)

Course: #98Level: Intermediate1 Hour

This course will explore the relationship between speech production and spoken language ability for the young child using a cochlear implant. Beginning with the premise that speech production is the outward manifestation of a child's competence in spoken language, similarities and differences between these two terms will be identified. Strategies for creating early intervention activities that recognize the importance of following developmental norms will be presented with an emphasis on the role that auditory access with a cochlear implant plays in the process.

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to define the terms "speech", "spoken language", "developmental norms", "intelligibility"
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to analyze the relationship between the various developmental domains (i.e. cognition, audition, language, speech domain)
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of integrating goals from each domain into a single activity


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-15 Minutes Defining Terms
15-30 Minutes Development Norms
30-40 Minutes Relationship between Speech and Spoken Language
40-55 Minutes Using Development Norms to Develop Integrated Activities
55-60 Minutes Discussion

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Australian College of Audiology

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International Hearing Society

International Hearing Society

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